For current first aid instructors in another certification agency who want to teach the core Red Cross First Aid & CPR Program.
This is a transfer course for those who already have a First Aid Instructor certificate from another recognized agency (ie. Justice Institute, Lifesaving Society, St. John's Ambulance). If you are unsure whether you qualify for the transfer program, please call or email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer Option 1 course focuses on the specific skills of the core Red Cross First Aid Program, and instructor candidates will learn to teach Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency Child Care First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR courses.
This is the full First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer (Option 1) course, and includes Steps 1 & 2 as outlined below. As transfer candidates, you won't need to complete Step 3. You will still need to complete a Teaching Experience before becoming fully certified.
Canadidates with previous experience as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or who are an educator (elementary or secondary level) will follow the Instructor Development Pathway above, however they will not be required to complete the in-class component of Step 2.
Instructor candidates must be 18 years or older and have a valid Standard First Aid participant certificate. The first day of the course will be a First Aid & CPR Instructor skills evaluation with a Teaching Experience Supervisor or Instructor Trainer.
The next step in the instructor pathway is the Fundamentals of Instruction course, which consists of an 8-hour online module followed by a 2-day in-class module.
The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific module consists of two days in class and microteach assignments that you'll receive ahead of time. Transfer Option 1: Candidates with a current Instructor level certification through another recognized First Aid training agency may skip this step.
The last step in the certification process is to complete a Teaching Experience online module (30-45 min) and a classroom component with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor.
Once certified as an instructor, you will need to work with a Red Cross Training Agency to process participant certifications.
The First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer Option 1 course includes:
The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific course includes the following materials:
If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
First-Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1 course, we offer this course in the following locations:
Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |
Really appreciated the assessment of the class's ability & the adjustment of the material accordingly
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and feel like in emergency situations I will be able to respond and help in a well-educated manner, and make informed decisions related to first aid.
"Jason did a great job teaching. I plan on recommending him to our manager for out next group recertification."
"Our instructor Jason was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour, which made the course fun and the atmosphere relaxing. I will be back to re-cert and recommend Alert to family and friends."
"Jason's teaching style was fantastic and I feel it helped with information retention."
Great presentation, strong course, cheerful instruction, pleasant course.
Liked having hands on scenarios. Teachers were both torough & helpful. Learned a lot for sure!
Great course - great instructor (which is why I come back every year).
Great course! Gary is a very strong and proficient teacher. The activities were fun and informative. I’ll be back for future courses!
"Real life" scenarios were good for challenging my knowledge. Good pacing - fairly quick, but not rushed.